Trees of Africa

Baobab Tree in Senegal (copyright Axel)

  Discussion Forums Africa

On March 14, 2010 The Eastern Native Tree Society and Western Native Tree Society switched from discussion lists on Google Groups to a new discussion list in a Bulletin Board format at:  Posts made since the inception of the BBS on march 14, 2010 will be sorted and archived on the BBS. Click on the link above to go to the equivalent section on the new BBS. This website will continue to serve as a front end for the ENTS and WNTS groups. It will continue to serve as a repository of older posts, and will serve as the host site for special projects and features that are not well suited for a BBS format. Please visit the BBs for the latest information and trip reports.


  • Trees kill gazelles I just got through watching a program on the Science Channel about how plants just don't sit there but they interact with their surroundings. They talked about how plants have memory, they sleep, defend themselves and communicate to each other. Appearantly there was an unsual amount of gazelle deaths in a park in Aficia and they came to the conclusion that the trees that we thought help the gazelles get through a drought reacted to be eaten and produced more thorns and more tannins on the branches that were being nibbled on. They also communicated this to other trees in the area.... more   Feb 17, 2010.
  • Socotra Island in the Indian Ocean - Very unusual July 15, 2009
  • Nobel Peace Prize 2004:  Trees for Democracy (Dec 2004)
  • Baobab Trees Dec 2007

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